Icarus was an English post-psych hard rock band that cut the 1968 single “The Devil Rides Out” on Spark Records. In 1972, a revised lineup surfaced with the album The Marvel World of Icarus on Pye Records. It features songs about superheroes from the Marvel Universe, as depicted on the cover. Members: Iain Hills [Iain […]


The Yachts were an English new wave band from Liverpool, best known for the 1977 Stiff Records single “Suffice to Say.” They released two albums in 1979–80 on Radar Records and gained notice for their use of advanced word play (“Tantamount to Bribery”) and vintage Farfisa organ. Original vocalist John Campbell surfaced in It’s Immaterial, which […]

The Edge

The Edge was an English New Wave/art-punk band from London that debuted with a single on Albion Records in 1978, followed by two singles on WEA-subsidiary Hurricane Records in 1979. That same year, the band backed American singer Jane Aire as “The Belvederes” on her singular album for Virgin. The band’s own album, Square 1, […]